In late August I hiked through the Juniper Prairie wilderness. I parked my car overnight at Silver Glen Springs for $10, then walked west on the new Yearling Trail until it met up with the Florida Trail, then hiked south on the Florida Trail all the way to Juniper Springs. I spent the night about two hours' walk from Juniper Springs.
The trail is lovely. Since it passes through a wilderness the forest here is not crisscrossed with the usual forest roads. The north end of the trail is dry pine flats, then the trail goes downhill through scrub.
This section of the Florida Trail passes through many different kinds of terrain and by some clear, remote lakes or ponds. My favorite was scrub in a hilly area - you could see the scrub rolling off in the distance while walking on a narrow, white sand trail. Lately some of the trail is underwater forcing detours or wading, and there are trees fallen across the trail. I also saw two non-agressive pygmy rattlesnakes on my walk.
Since it was warm, the wading felt great. The mosquitos were there but not stifling, mostly appearing at night, but the most annoying pests were some of the tiniest ticks that I had ever seen. You may wish to wear long pants to try to avoid these, as you will almost certainly sweat off any DEET you are wearing.
Juniper Springs is a decent swim but it's cloudy because it's been walled off to power a waterwheel. Silver Glen Springs is much clearer and I think more fun to swim in.
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